Karla Thorpe is a Director with the Leadership and Human Resources Research Division of The Conference Board of Canada. Since joining the Board five years ago, Karla has been actively involved in research in the area of compensation, benefits, health and wellness, workforce planning and labour relations. Most recently, she co-authored a research report entitled Making the Business Case for Investments in Workplace Health and Wellness which provides guidance to employers on how to measure the impact of investments in workplace health and wellness initiatives. Karla is currently working on a research project that will focus on disability management for employees with both physical and mental health issues.
Prior to joining the Conference Board, Karla worked at several national research firms where she conducted qualitative and quantitative research engagements for clients in the public and private sectors.